Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

  By Jan Oberg – who on April 14, 2018, speaks with Russia Today and points out why this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable: It violates international law, undermines the UN and brings Syria, the region and the world further and further from peace. The people behind it and their media and other supporters […]

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria: In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria:  In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

  Lund, Sweden – April 14, 2018 Statement by Associates of TFF – The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research   Summary The US-British-French attack is a clear and indisputable case of aggression according to international law, and to the UN Charter in particular. And it lacks, like many unilateral wars before it, a […]

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

  By John Scales Avery   TFF Associate John Scales Avery presents his latest book on one of the most destructive institutions in modern societies and of our time.   I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Devil’s Dynamo”. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that […]

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

  By Jan Oberg March 20, 2018* Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Neither solid analyses, moral reasoning and decent argument nor history’s probably largest pre-war, anti-war demonstrations worldwide had any discernible impact on the Bush and Blair Administrations’ decision to go to war and do so on a false […]

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

By Shahed Ghoreishi March 5, 2018 At the Munich Security Conference in February, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif repeated his administration’s proposal to engage Iran’s Persian Gulf neighbors with the goal of creating a Persian Gulf Security Agreement. Originally published by Lobe Log here. According to Zarif, the talks for such an agreement would be […]

A Debate on Peacemaking: Ending Occupation or Apartheid

A Debate on Peacemaking: Ending Occupation or Apartheid

  By Richard Falk discussing with Jeff Warner and Yossi Khen   Prefatory note This post consists of an exchange of views prompted by my talk at a United Methodist Church in Culver City (Los Angeles) published by Tikkun’s online magazine, March 6, 2018. The core disagreement is whether to retain the emphasis on ending […]

A Relevant Nobel Candidate: China’s Xi Jinping and the Silk Road Initiative

A Relevant Nobel Candidate: China’s Xi Jinping and the Silk Road Initiative

By Jan Oberg Western mainstream media and politics disseminate so many negative aspects of China and consider it a serious threat to Western hegemony to such an extent that it is difficult to see any other – more relevant – perspectives. The China-initiated Silk Road and Belt Initiative (BRI), described in links like these, has […]

North Korea-US-China Relations Over Time: For A New Common Security Policy

North Korea-US-China Relations Over Time: For A New Common Security Policy

Women from around the world cross the DMZ – De-Militarized Zone – border between North and South Korea in 2015. To the left TFF Associate Mairead Maguire. Reported here by the Daily Mail.   By Samuel S. Kim* Abstract The often-used description in the American mainstream media and geopolitical literature of “North Korea’s nuclear aggression” […]

Naomi Klein: How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine

Shock. It’s a word that has come up a lot since November – for obvious reasons.I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine,” an investigation that spanned four decades from Pinochet’s U.S.-backed coup in 1970s Chile to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I noticed a brutal and […]

Let the Two-State Solution Die a Natural Death

Let the Two-State Solution Die a Natural Death

  By Richard Falk This post is a modified version of an article published in Middle East Eye on Jan. 1, 2018. It contends that the proper priority for genuine advocates of peace between Israelis and Palestinians should be centered around apartheid rather than be devoted to reviving an Oslo style ‘peace process’ (always a sham) […]